Arsenal sealed the return of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos last week, signing the Spanish midfielder on loan for the second season in succession.
The former Real Betis star enjoyed a fruitful stint whilst at the Emirates Stadium last season and his return to north London took Arsenal’s tally of new additions for the summer to five, with deals having already been concluded for Cedric Soares and Pablo Mari, who were both on loan at Arsenal last term.
Defender Gabriel Magalhaes has also joined the Gunners for £25million, as well as Willian.
Ceballos’ return to the Emirates Stadium has significantly bolstered the club’s midfield options, with the midfielder having played a key role in the engine room for Arsenal last term, racking up 37 appearances in all competitions.
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Though the 24-year-old has returned to North London, Arteta remains keen to strengthen his central-midfield options even further, with the tightly-packed fixture schedule this season likely to demand a greater strength in depth being required.
It has been well documented for much of this year that the Gunners are very keen on signing Atletico Madrid midfield enforcer Thomas Partey.
The Ghana international has been one of the most consistent topics as far as this summer’s transfer window is concerned and Arsenal remain keen to lure him to England.
Partey is amongst Arsenal’s leading transfer targets but he will not be sold by Atletico unless his £45million release clause is triggered.
Arsenal have explored other avenues, according to reports, in an attempt to sign the midfielder but they have so far come up short.
Nevertheless, Partey remains on Arsenal’s radar and they remain in the hunt for his signature, though they are likely to have to offload one or two bodies before hand.
Thomas Partey is a leading…